May 15, 2014

6 Ward Pook & Skip from UTP - Uptown / Downtown II (New Mixtape)

Fans demanded more from the duo after the release of the wildly successful Uptown Downtown: F***** and Duckin mixtape, so Skip and Pook delivered with this new album. Anybody who knows anything about the lay of the land in New Orleans knows Uptown and Downtown have always been two areas proudly claimed by its residents, particularly its music artists. With the release of the Uptown Downtown series, Skip and Pook effectively fuse the unique sounds from both areas.

Skip is a legendary Uptown rapper whose ties to Juvenile and Wacko helped put New Orleans rap music on the map. He was one-third of the trio that brought timeless hits such as “Nolia Clap” to the globe. Six Ward Pook, with his Downtown heritage, has been working hard to carve out a name for himself. As the brother of Ms. Tee, Pook has music coursing through his lineage. Skip and Pook’s work on the Uptown Downtown series is helping to keep New Orleans urban music at the forefront, while setting the stage for more timeless hits.  Both are successful businessmen in their own right, in addition to popular music artists.

Uptown Downtown Part II features productions from New Orleans’ own genius superproducer BlaqNMild, as well as features from Juvenile, Ms. Tee, P-Town Moe, Quest, Young Gabe, and more. It is poised to top the indy charts, as it arrived to much fanfare and promotion earlier today. Uptown Downtown Part II is available for download on all major sites, including iTunes and Amazon and will be available for purchase in many retail outlets. The mixtape version is available for sale at Nuthin But Fire Records, Da Bubble Car Wash and Chicken and Watermelon in New Orleans, with more sites to be announced soon. Skip and Pook are set to begin a Meet and Greet tour of record stores, the first of which will be tonight from 6-9 pm at Nuthin But Fire Records, 1840 N. Claiborne, New Orleans, Louisiana. They will also appear on New Orleans’ Q93 FM radio tonight. More interviews are being set up for the near future.

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